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Man pulled from train tracks at last second after falling in California

Man pulled from train tracks at last second after falling in CaliforniaDramatic video shows a last-second rescue of a man just before getting hit by a train in Oakland, California.The man was grabbed by a station employee at a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station that was crowded following an NFL football game on Sunday night.



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Boy, 8, dies in Germany after being pushed onto train tracks

Boy, 8, dies in Germany after being pushed onto train tracksAn 8-year-old boy was run over by a train and killed at Frankfurt’s main station on Monday after a man pushed him and his mother onto the tracks, German police said. The mother and then the boy were pushed onto the tracks as a high-speed ICE train was pulling into the station, one of Germany’s busiest. The mother was able to escape but the boy was hit and run over by the train and suffered fatal injuries.



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Security camera catches speeding Tesla going airborne after hitting railroad tracks

Security camera catches speeding Tesla going airborne after hitting railroad tracksTeslas are well known for their acceleration, but flying? A Canadian man caught some serious air after speeding over a railroad crossing in Barrie, Canada, on Tuesday at around 8 p.m. local time. A security camera happened to catch the incident, and holy crap. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk opens up about the personal toll Tesla is taking on him The 46-year-old driver "became airborne and crashed over 100 feet into the opposing lane," according to Barrie Today. The Tesla skidded after landing, and eventually hit a tree in a parking lot. Considering Teslas are, you know, not supposed to fly, it's not surprising that the four-door vehicle, which appears to be a sedan, was totaled. The exact model was not released.  Global News reports that the driver of the vehicle was charged with dangerous driving, and was treated at the hospital for minor injuries along with a passenger. Thankfully, no other vehicles were involved.  Teslas are relatively heavy cars thanks to the electric battery, so it's safe to say that the vehicle's impressive acceleration capabilities did help the vehicle go airborne, though given the charges it appears that police are blaming the driver. Here's what the driver saw before liftoff:  Image: screenshot/google mapsA Redditor who claims to live in the area said it's quite easy to get airborne on the tracks: "I live near here and you literally just need to be going 30 to get air. The guy is a moron." WATCH: Say goodbye to your crutches with this hands-free alternative



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Freight train derailment blocks tracks; no injuries

Freight train derailment blocks tracks; no injuriesPITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven rail cars from a freight train derailed in Pittsburgh, sending shipping containers tumbling down a hillside onto light rail tracks below, but no injuries have been reported, authorities said.



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Missing Virginia Girl Identified as Toddler Found Dead in Suitcase Along New Jersey Train Tracks

Missing Virginia Girl Identified as Toddler Found Dead in Suitcase Along New Jersey Train TracksThe toddler found dead in a suitcase in New Jersey has been positively identified as two-year-old Te`Myah Plummer from Richmond.



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Zuckerberg hedges on how Facebook tracks you

Zuckerberg hedges on how Facebook tracks youSome questions about Facebook are too tricky for its chief executive to answer. 



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Driver Jumps Out Just Before Train Smashes Into Truck Stuck on Tracks

Driver Jumps Out Just Before Train Smashes Into Truck Stuck on TracksThe whole incident was caught on camera.



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Truck was on tracks despite gates when struck by Amtrak train: U.S. report

Truck was on tracks despite gates when struck by Amtrak train: U.S. reportA garbage truck was on the tracks despite lowered safety gates when it was struck by a train carrying Republican lawmakers in a fatal crash last month in rural Virginia, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday. Data from a camera mounted on the front of the chartered Amtrak train showed the gates were down at the crossing at the time of the crash, according to a preliminary NTSB report on the Jan. 31 accident. A passenger on the garbage truck was killed and two others on the truck were injured.



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Taking on 'foreign fighters': How the West tracks — and targets — jihadis fleeing the collapse of ISIS

Taking on 'foreign fighters': How the West tracks — and targets — jihadis fleeing the collapse of ISISTens of thousands of young Islamic men and women from around the world flocked to join the ISIS army in Iraq and Syria. With the collapse of their desired caliphate, survivors are now seeking to return to home to Europe and the U.S., posing a risk of new terror attacks. How are Western intelligence services tracking and neutralizing the jihadis?



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Harvey may cause long-term disruption on Houston's rail tracks

Harvey may cause long-term disruption on Houston's rail tracksThe closure of rail lines in the grain transport hub and nexus for cross-border traffic with Mexico presents a costly headache for customers ranging from automakers to farmers who use the lines to send ethanol, cereals and auto parts to and from Mexico or to be loaded onto ships. The top two U.S. railroads, Union Pacific Corp and Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s BNSF Railway, have suspended operations in the area affected by the storm, as has regional railroad Kansas City Southern.



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